Cupertino Union School District

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Cupertino Union School District
1309 S Mary Ave #150, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
United States
District information
PresidentJerry Liu
Vice-presidentSatheesh Madhathil
SuperintendentStacy McAfee-Yao
Schools19 elementary (K-5) schools, 5 middle (6-8) schools, and 1 K-8 school
Budget~$185,000,000 annually[1]
NCES District ID0610290
Students and staff
Teachers780 (full time)
Other information

The Cupertino Union School District (CUSD) is a K-8 school district that covers the city of Cupertino, California, and parts of San Jose, Sunnyvale, Saratoga, Santa Clara, and Los Altos, California. The CUSD operates twenty elementary schools (K-5) and six middle schools (6-8). Cupertino Union is a feeder for the Fremont Union High School District and it features an ELD (English Language Development) Program that helps new immigrants to learn and adjust to the American culture.

Schools in the Cupertino Union School District[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Blue Hills Elementary School (K-5) -- Saratoga
  • L. P. Collins Elementary School (K-5) -- Cupertino
  • Manuel DeVargas Elementary School (K-5) -- San Jose
  • Nelson S. Dilworth Elementary School (K-5) -- San Jose
  • C. B. Eaton Elementary School (K-5) -- Cupertino
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School (K-5) -- Santa Clara
  • Garden Gate Elementary School (K-5) -- Cupertino
  • Abraham Lincoln Elementary School (K-5) -- Cupertino
  • R. I. Meyerholz Elementary School (K-5) -- San Jose
  • Montclaire Elementary School (K-5) -- Los Altos
  • John Muir Elementary School (K-5) -- San Jose
  • Chester W. Nimitz Elementary School (K-5) -- Sunnyvale
  • William Regnart Elementary School (K-5) -- Cupertino
  • D. J. Sedgwick Elementary School (K-5) -- Cupertino
  • Stevens Creek Elementary School (K-5) -- Cupertino
  • Louis E. Stocklmeir Elementary School (K-5) -- Sunnyvale
  • West Valley Elementary School (K-5) -- Sunnyvale

Middle schools[edit]

  • Cupertino Middle School (6-8) -- Sunnyvale
  • Warren E. Hyde Middle School (6-8) -- Cupertino
  • John F. Kennedy Middle School (6-8) -- Cupertino
  • Sam H. Lawson Middle School (6-8) -- Cupertino
  • Joaquin Miller Middle School (6-8) -- San Jose

Alternative schools[edit]

  • Cupertino Language Immersion Program (6-8) -- San Jose (located on the campus of Miller Middle School) [3]
  • William Faria Elementary School (K-5) -- Cupertino
  • Christa McAuliffe Elementary School (K-8) -- Saratoga
  • Murdock-Portal Elementary School (K-5) -- San Jose (formerly known as Carol Murdock Elementary School until closed in 1980. Reopened as Murdock-Portal when the Portal Elementary School was closed, and the students and teachers moved to the Murdock location.)

Closed schools[edit]

  • Calabazas Creek Elementary (closed after 1974–1975 school year; demolished)
  • Doyle School (demolished in 1980; now Barrington Bridge neighborhood)
  • Earl Warren Elementary School (closed 1975; now Jenny Strand park)
  • C. B. Eaton Elementary School (closed in 1983, later reopened and currently operating)
  • Fremont Older Elementary School (demolished; now Creekside Park)
  • Grant School (closed 1979, mostly demolished for new homes; a portion is now Grant Park and a few original buildings serve as Grant Park Community Center)
  • Hansen Elementary School (closed in 1979; reopened and now Christa McAuliffe School)
  • Herbert Hoover Elementary School (closed 1981, demolished; now Hoover Park and accompanying homes)
  • Inverness Elementary School (closed 1978, demolished; now part of Sunnyvale Birdlands neighborhood)
  • Jollyman Elementary School (closed after 1981–1982 school year; demolished for construction of new houses (Jollyman Park))
  • Luther Elementary School (closed 1982; buildings now leased to private schools with attached field serving as a neighborhood park)
  • Monta Vista Elementary School (now Monta Vista Park)
  • Ortega Junior High School (facilities merged with adjoining Stocklmeir Elementary School)
  • Panama School (closed 1978, demolished; now Panama Park)
  • Portal Elementary School, including Nan Allen School on same site (closed 1983, now reopened as Collins Elementary School)
  • San Antonio School (closed 1974 or soon after, now San Antonio Park and South Peninsula Hebrew Day School)
  • Serra Elementary School (closed 1981, buildings now leased to private schools with adjoining park)
  • Laura B. Stichter School (closed after 1977–1978 school year; demolished)
  • Wilson Elementary School (closed 1975, demolished; now Wilson Park)
  • Zarevich Site (land that was never developed, near current-day Interstate Freeway 280 and Lawrence Expy adjacent to 5301 Stevens Creek/Agilent)

Critical Race Theory Controversy[edit]

In January, 2021, a 3rd grade elementary school math teacher at Myerholz Elementary asked students to deconstruct their “social identities." The teacher asked all students to create an “identity map,” listing their race, class, gender, religion, family structure, and other characteristics. The teacher explained that the students live in a “dominant culture” of “white, middle class, cisgender, educated, able-bodied, Christian, English speaker[s],” who, according to the lesson, “created and maintained” this culture in order “to hold power and stay in power.”

The lesson caused an immediate uproar among Meyerholz Elementary parents and was deemed as not approved curriculum. [4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2020-2021 Adoption Budget Financial & SACS Report". CUSD.
  2. ^ "State of the District - Board Presentation 10-8-20" (PDF). CUSD.
  3. ^ "Cupertino Union School District".
  4. ^ "Identity Politics in Cupertino California Elementary School".

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